Aretology Ar`e*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; ? virtue + ? discourse, ? to speak: cf. F. ar['e]tologie.] That part of moral philosophy which treats of virtue, its nature, and the means of attaining to it. [1913 Webster]

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